The ladies of TeamBonding jumped right into Smart Monday at IMEX 2015 where it was very clear that the way to be “smart” in business and in life is to practice mindfulness, have gratitude, and to project positive energy. Keynote Speaker Lee Papa kicked off the day encouraging the idea of “Cancel/Clear”—starting over immediately in the moment when negative talk creeps into your mind or comes out of your mouth. Being mindful of less optimal emotions like anger, worry and resentment changes:
“this client is driving me nuts” to “I’m so happy to have this client’s business”
“I just received 40 new emails in the last ten minutes” to “I’m so happy to be so popular and in-demand”
Then it was off to the Play Room with Samuel Smith who is an expert on attendee engagement. Smith encourages elimination of the typical chairs in rows for large meetings—couches and levels are great! As is more time for discussion and collaboration—especially since people stop paying attention on average 10 minutes into any lecture or meeting! We also need to appeal to different attendee behavior types for maximum engagement. Do know what type you are? There are several!
Then those that just wish to be spectators or inactive. We must make it as easy as possible for all these folks to participate.
Bob Kulhan lead an incredible Business Improv workshop in the afternoon that had everyone up and out of their chairs and using the signature “Yes And” tactic of improvisers. We learned so much about reacting, adapting and communicating. At the core, people want to be heard and supported so being intentional about creating a positive work environment goes a long way.
Day 1 of IMEX had many highlights including the Meditation Room, the opportunities for creativity in the Play Room and so many wonderful sessions. Can’t wait for the Trade Show to open tomorrow! We are looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing the best of the best in cutting edge meeting planning! So glad to see that the experts all agree—getting your colleagues to stop and be in the moment and to have positive energy is so important. Teambuilding plays such an important role in that process!
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
Scavenger hunts are some of the most hilarious and exciting ways to build bonds within a team. People love them, any why not? They get you out of the office, moving around, and exploring your surroundings. We love building scavenger hunts for people, but we also know sometimes a fully produced and facilitated event isn’t in the cards for everyone. Which is why we’re happy to offer DIY scavenger hunts!
How does one put into words the feeling of being in the Las Vegas Convention Center with thousands of folks all in the event industry? IMEX 2015 was a nonstop crazy “workation” as the best of the best venues and vendors brought the very latest of what they had to offer. We felt right at home on this global stage as our colleagues in the event world all had one thing in common—they love their jobs and they love creating memorable and unique experiences. (more…)
The ladies of TeamBonding jumped right into Smart Monday at IMEX 2015 where it was very clear that the way to be “smart” in business and in life is to practice mindfulness, have gratitude, and to project positive energy. Keynote Speaker Lee Papa kicked off the day encouraging the idea of “Cancel/Clear”—starting over immediately in the moment when negative talk creeps into your mind or comes out of your mouth. Being mindful of less optimal emotions like anger, worry and resentment changes: (more…)
Today wrapped up the end of TeamBonding’s adventures in Fabulous Las Vegas. Imex2014 has been a roller coaster of inspiration, learning and experience that has taught us there’s really nothing more valuable than surrounding yourself with valuable, caring team members. (more…)
It was another great day at IMEX America 2014! Not only did we get to hang out with event professionals from all of the world but we also won selfie contests, toasted with Scottish men in kilts, attended educational campfire sessions, watched French can can dancers turn cartwheels, dressed up as leprechauns, and participated in a live cooking demo. We even got to meet two members of the Beatles! Okay, so that last part isn’t exactly true. But we did meet two Beatles impersonators! That almost counts, right? (more…)
“Play starts with a good sense of humor.” – @FunnyScott@SFMeetings@MPI#IMEX14 YES! We totally agree. (more…)
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